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Speaker pushes minimum wage hike, expresses doubts about Cuomo pension plan

January 31, 2012
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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver continues to push for his bill to increase the state’s minimum wage. In an interview with public radio, the Speaker also expressed reservations about Governor Cuomo’s plan to offer an option of 401 k retirement plans for future state workers. Assembly Speaker Silver has made increasing the state’s […]

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“Refreshing Cider: the First Five Years of the Cider Mill Playhouse”

January 31, 2012
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Santino DeAngelo is hosting a cabaret celebrating the first five years of the Cider Mill Playhouse in Endicott, covering the years 1976 – 1980. He and special guest Bernie Sheredy spoke to WSKG’s Gregory Keeler: Refreshing Cider: the First Five Years of the Cider Mill Playhouse Wednesday, February 1, 7:30pm Cider Mill Playhouse 2 S. […]

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Landowners fight eminent domain in Pa. gas field

January 31, 2012
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LAPORTE, Pa. (AP) – Federal regulators who approved a 39-mile natural gas pipeline in northern Pennsylvania say they relied on the pipeline company’s assurances that it would minimize the use of eminent domain. Yet a few days after winning approval for its MARC 1 pipeline in the heart of the giant Marcellus Shale gas field, […]

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Lawmakers hold first public hearing on new redistricting maps

January 30, 2012
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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY The Legislative task force on redistricting held its first meeting since new proposed maps were released. Lawmakers heard numerous accusations that the new lines were “gerrymandered” and say the proposed maps are not set in stone. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany: The task force held the first of a round of several […]

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Albany considering minimum wage increase

January 30, 2012
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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver introduced his bill to increase the state’s minimum wage from the present $7.25 an hour to $8.50, saying its “absurd” to think that anyone can make a living on the current amount. From Albany, Karen DeWitt reports: Speaker Silver, saying that no one who works hard and plays […]

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